Challenge Cup

2021 - 2022

England test trio agree new deals with Leicester Tigers

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have agreed new deals with George Martin, Jack van Poortvliet and Freddie Steward beyond the 2022/23 season.   Speaking about the trio, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick...

World-Class Argentine Coach Mario Ledesma Joins Dallas Jackals Coaching Staff

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dallas Jackals Rugby has announced Mario Ledesma has joined the Coaching Staff as Assistant Coach and Consultant. Ledesma joins the staff with over three decades of coaching and playing internationally...

Jonathan Thomas Joins Ealing Trailfinders Coaching Team

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ealing Trailfinders have announced that Jonathan Thomas will assist the coaching team as a Forwards Consultant.   Thomas (JT) joins Ealing Trailfinders with a wealth of experience...

Victor Sekekete named Cheetahs new captain

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Victor Sekekete has been named the Cheetahs captain for the Challenge and EPCR Challenge Cup. Sekekete takes the reigns from Ruan Pienaar, who led the team in 35 games.       "I'm nearing...

South Africa welcome Ireland, USA and Italy for tournament

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

An exhilarating rugby bonanza awaits when the Toyota Cheetahs will square up against three international teams and the Windhoek Draught Griquas from 30 September to 21 October in the second Toyota Challenge,...

All Blacks vs Japan added to the 2022 Northern tour schedule

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks will play Japan at the National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday 29 October for the newly created Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup 2022.     Announced by the Japan Rugby Football Union...

RFU Chief Executive throws weight behind Rugby Club World Cup

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

RFU Chief Executive Bill Sweeney has voiced positivity regarding the recent proposed notion of a Rugby Club World Cup, saying that such a tournament could create a Ryder Cup-style rivalry between hemispheres.    Discussions...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup weekends confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

La Rochelle who won a first Heineken Champions Cup in such dramatic fashion in May, will launch the defence of their title at Stade Marcel Deflandre against another former tournament winner, Northampton...

South African and Irish A sides investigating new competition

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The IRFU are reportedly investigating the possibility of igniting a new competition involving their provincial A teams and three of the smaller South African franchises.    The competition...

Exiles sign Isaac Miller

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish can confirm the signature of Isaac Miller from fellow Gallagher Premiership Club Worcester Warriors.   Whilst being English qualified, Miller was capped by Scotland under-20s and also...